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LONGUEVAL. Scottish, Air or Waltz. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody is named after a village in France, one of the first objectives for the allies in the Battle of the Somme, July, 1916. The attack was a disaster; the British incurred some sixty thousand casualties the first day, one third of which were killed in action. The tune is most often credited to Pipe Major George Stoddart, although some say he only arranged the tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: BM-91, Buddy MacMaster - "Glencoe Hall" (from bagpipe music compiled by Captain John MacLellan). Topic 12TS239. Topic TSCD 669, Will Atkinson (et al) - "Ranting and Reeling: Dance Music of the north of England" (1998).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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